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July 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - July 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
CAMP PEACEPRINTS is a summer camp designed to introduce youth to social justice, while providing them with peaceful conflict resolution skills and exposure to a broader community. It is a two-week long alternative education program for participants ages 8 – 13, with older youth serving as Youth Assistants, running Monday through Friday, 10am – 3pm. Participants take weekly fieldtrips and hear from local organizers daily. The lesson plans expose them to alternatives to violence exercises, historical movements to end oppression and modern day efforts in community organizing. Music, art, theater, dance, and recreation are significant facets of the program.
CAMP PEACEPRINTS 2019: “Discovering Diversity: An Intercultural Adventure”
St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, Buffalo
Monday through Friday, July 15 – 26, 2019 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Announcing the 12th annual Camp Peaceprints, brought to you by the Interfaith Peace Network, the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence, and the WNY Peace Center. The Camp, for youth ages 8 to 13, provides exposure to a diverse community while introducing and exploring communication, social justice issues, community organizing, and peaceful conflict resolution.
Our theme for Camp Peaceprints 2019 is “Discovering Diversity: An Intercultural Adventure.” Using the Kaleidoscope of Diversity to increase awareness of and comfortability with diverse people and cultures, Camp Peaceprints 2019 will start with our usual diverse camp community and explore different cultures. Of particular interest are the Deaf Community (continuing our mutually beneficial relationship with students at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf), the Yemeni community here in Western NY, and the Afghan community both here and in Afghanistan. We will learn about and hopefully interact with the Afghan Peace Volunteers via video conferencing. Our theme of diversity will extend to flora/plant and fauna/animal communities, stressing biodiversity as key to health and sustainability.
We’ll have wonderful guest presenters – activists and artists from the Buffalo area. We’ll also play games, have recreation (including swimming!), do art projects, create music, and go on field trips.
Registration is $125 per week, with sliding scale and scholarships available.
Youth assistants and adult volunteers are an integral part of the program.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Vivian Waltz, Director of the Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence at 716.893.0808 or [email protected]
Victoria Ross, Executive Director of the WNY Peace Center, and Peaceful Conflict Resolution Consultant for the Interfaith Peace Network at 716.931.3520 or [email protected]